1. Beamz Software
  2. Beamz Player

Utilizing a computer or IOS smart device with a touchscreen or a Tobii assistive technology eye tracker. Please note that Tobii eye trackers are not compatible with Mac OS or iOS. Interactive whiteboard. Create social connections. A remarkable aspect of Beamz is the opportunity for having fun with family and friends, disabled or not. Page 4 Beamz® User Manual Beamz Player controller base details Beyond the base control buttons, the only other port on the Beamz Player control unit is the USB port: A. Beamz Player controller USB. USB Mass Storage Device. This operation requires an interactive window station.' I've looked around on a few forums, but can't find a solution - for starters, what does 'This operation requires an interactive window station' even mean, and why am I getting that message? I've tried disabling all third party software at startup with msconfig.

The Beamz Professional Edition (Sole Source offering) is an interactive music system that is used in schools, hospitals, skilled-nursing and rehabilitation facilities internationally. Beamz help teachers, practitioners and medical staff deliver cognitive and physical protocols across disciplines. Beamz is also universally designed, meaning people of any ability can actively participate. It is designed in a way that if an individual needs to use a touch surface, mouse alternatives or adaptive peripherals, they’re covered. The Beamz Sole Source offering is distributed exclusively by Beamz Interactive and includes added song content from our Beamz Kids Collection.

What's included
In the package

Beamz Laser Controller

Beamz Cross-Platform Player Software for Windows, Mac or iOS devices (iPad/iPhone)

Drivers Beamz Interactive USB DevicesBeamz

50 interactive songs featuring a broad representation of music styles, genres and instruments

21 additional songs from the Beamz Kids Collection

Bluetooth

Activity Guide with sample activities for educators, therapists and professionals

Beamz Studio Software for editing and creating Beamz interactive songs (PC software)

Windows

The driver includes files for USB and the library uDMX.dll. The USB-files are always used, uDMX.dll is used depending on the lighting software.

As driver installation became more problematic with each newer Windows-version there are several uDMX-drivers that can be installed / tried.

  • libusbK: all tested programs worked fine. Try this driver first. DOWNLOAD
  • WinUSB: likely more compatile with Windows but not all software worked. uDMXArtnetP5 worked fine, uDMXArtnet did not work. DOWNLOAD
  • libusb: the old driver. Not the best solution for Windows 10. DOWNLOAD

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INSTALLATION

  • Download at least one of the listed drivers
  • Uncompress the file whereever you want and then plugin the hardware.
  • The operating system will search for a driver.
  • Select the file uDMX.inf in the selected directory (of your uncompression)
  • After several seconds the driver should be installed. On newer Windows-versions you have to accept that the driver is not digitally signed. If you got problems, please read the FAQ.
  • ATTENTION: At this time the file uDMX.dll has to be MANUALLY copied to the directory <Windows>System32 !

Screenshot: installed uDMX-libusbK-driver on Windows10-64Bit and running artnet-programs.

CONFIGURATION

You can change the following values. Times can only be changed when you use uDMX firmware >= 1.4.

  • Number of Channels: can be changed from the default of 512 to a lower value.
  • Maximal Bytes to transfer: all tested windows programs only support 1 Byte at a time. Anyhow you should test the value 512 and only reduce the value if you experience problems.
  • Break (Reset): Reset time before sending the first DMX value (default 88µs)
  • Mark: Time between Reset and startbyte (default 8µs)
  • Gap: time between the DMX values (default 0µs). Has to be changed for some devices like Eurolite TS-5, Laserworld EL200RGY ... Set value to 20 for those devices.
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START CONFIGURATION

If your DMX software does not support starting uDMX configuration, you can call the configuration using the script uDMXConfigure.bat (included in the driver files).

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Testing uDMX

To test the uDMX interface, you can start a simple test-dialog from within the configuration dialog.

With the sliders it is possible to set the values of channels 1-6. The values of these channels are sent to the interface.

LINUX

When using Linux you have to install libusb. Normally programs have to be run as root to get access to usb-devices. To avoid this, create a file z65-anyma-udmx.rules in folder /etc/udev/rules.d with the following content:

SUBSYSTEM'usb*', ACTION'add change', ATTRS{idVendor}'16c0', ATTRS{idProduct}'05dc', MODE='0666'
SUBSYSTEM'usb*', ACTION'add change', SYSFS{idVendor}'16c0', SYSFS{idProduct}'05dc', MODE='0666'

MacOSX

probably like Linux

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